Fused Glass - Functional and Fun Accessories

    Visual Arts Classroom
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    Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Grade Range
    Adult - Adult
    Age Range


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    $135.00 (become a member)

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    Learn how to make fused glass art that is both decorative and functional. Beginning with a lesson about multiple ways to make cabochons, students will create a colorful variety of small fused glass pieces that can then be used to make items of their choice: pendants, rings, earrings, pins, magnets, wine stopper, buttons, drawer pulls, barrettes, keyrings. Instruction will include use of tools, information about different types of glass and adhesives. Material fee covers glass, firing and adhesive. Students will be responsible for purchasing blanks that the fused glass cabachon will be set into.  These pieces will not be needed until the second glass.  Susan will share a variety of options and information on where to purchase locally or online.

    Examples of fused glass projects using a cabachon

    January 13: 2 hours - Learn cabochon techniques, make a variety of cabochons
    January 20: 2 hours - Break fired pieces to create smaller cabochons. Assemble other completed cabochons to create items. Students are welcome to create more cabochons to include in the 2nd firing.
    January 27: 1.5 hours - Continue to use cabochons to create finished pieces.

    Some projects may require and additional firing fee. For example, if making barrettes, an additional material fee for slump firing is $5.

    No prior experience required.



    Supplies provided
    Art Area
    Visual Arts

    Susan Smith

    CTAC Traverse City
    Cancellation & Class Policies

    Cancellation Policy for Traverse City Classes (In-Person)

    Student Withdrawal
    Requests for cancellation by the student at least seven (7) days prior to the first day of class will be honored (minus a $20 processing fee).  NO REFUNDS will be given for a student cancellation made less than seven (7) days in advance of the first day of the class.

    Class Cancellations (Weather)
    In the event of inclement weather, CTAC-TC will announce the cancellation on its website and phone system (231-941-9488). We will do our best to provide a make-up opportunity for the missed class. Refunds will not be given if the student is unable to attend the rescheduled session of class. Please note that CTAC-TC does not follow Traverse City Area Public School closings.

    Student Absence
    We are unable to offer refunds or make-up sessions for classes missed due to student absence.

    Minimum Enrollment
    Crooked Tree Arts Center reserves the right to cancel any class that does not meet its minimum student enrollment prior to the first class session. If a class is cancelled by CTAC for lack of enrollment, CTAC will offer a full refund to the student in the manner in which tuition was paid. (Cash payments will be refunded by check.)